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CALGARY (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders said on Monday.
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2015-11-23 18:32:21
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Policy proposes new authority to oversee $5bn of construction in clean energy generation and a 15-year pipeline of projects through direct investmentThe Greens will seek to build momentum for more ambitious action on climate change by calling for the creation of a new government authority to help Australia reach a 90% target for renewable energy by 2030
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2015-11-21 07:01:14
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Proposed cuts will halt solar panel schemes on up to 45,000 UK social homes, that could save households £200 a year on energy bills, say renewable energy firmsPlans to put solar panels on up to 45,000 social houses in the UK will be shelved if government subsidy cuts go ahead in January as promised, renewable energy companies have told the Guardian
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2015-11-18 06:32:29
Monday, October 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Proposed reforms to the EU carbon market do not go far enough and need to be supplemented by a phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies, a group of major companies said in an open letter to European Union environment ministers meeting on Monday.

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2015-10-26 08:17:03
Friday, October 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-five states and several business groups on Friday launched legal challenges seeking to block the Obama administration's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of its high-profile climate change strategy.

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2015-10-23 14:14:52
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Andrea Leadsom tells a committee of MPs that she remains open to the findings of a consultation into proposed cuts to renewable energy subsidies Energy minister Andrea Leadsom has told MPs she remains “open-minded” about plans to slash subsidies for solar power in order to protect consumer bills, but told MPs on Tuesday that “very expensive” nuclear power stations were nonetheless “affordable for customers”
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2015-10-20 10:22:28
Sunday, October 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Trade body says scheme would add just £1 to bills by 2019 and comes in response to government plans to cut subsidies for rooftop solar panels by 87%The solar power industry has proposed an emergency plan to rescue renewables, which it says would add just £1 to consumer bills by 2019, on top of the £9 a year that clean technology subsidies cost bill payers
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2015-10-18 18:01:02
Friday, October 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
With less than one week to go before the government consultation on major cuts to solar subsidies closes, now is the time to have your sayThe public has less than one week to influence planned government policy changes that are expected to dramatically scale back the solar industry.The government is proposing to cut the solar feed-in tariff by 87%
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2015-10-16 10:47:15
Friday, October 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Eight oil and gas majors will meet in Paris to flesh out proposals for a move towards cleaner energy. Carbon pricing is a start but a firm list of more ambitious commitments could be transformational From Brent Spar to the Arctic 30 protesters, oil and gas companies have traditionally been regarded as the environment movement’s most implacable foes
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2015-10-16 00:30:04
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Campaigners say a charitable scheme to install solar panels in schools in England and Wales will be ‘unsustainable’ if cuts to the feed-in tariff go aheadA charitable project that has installed more than 1,000 solar panels on schools in England and Wales will close next summer if government proposals to cut support for renewable energy go ahead
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2015-10-07 00:01:01
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Thursday, September 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
London mayor’s warning of the threat of proposed Tory cuts to jobs and future investment is welcomed by green politicians and industry leadersBoris Johnson has said he is “very concerned” about the government’s proposals to cut subsidies to the fast-growing solar industry.
The mayor of London reminded ministers that 10,000 local jobs were dependent on this renewable power technology which had, in his view, “many, many attractions”
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2015-09-17 07:38:22
Friday, September 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Friday were poised to end their legislative session with dramatically scaled back ambitions for combating climate change and fixing the state's roads.
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2015-09-11 23:45:41
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's proposal for biofuels use will hit consumers at the pump, according a study prepared for an oil group, just months after regulators refuted similar claims and as pressure mounts ahead of a deadline to finalize the plan.

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2015-09-09 09:34:58
Friday, September 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Solar trade body chief claims energy secretary Amber Rudd told him the impact on jobs was not part of the consultationThe potential loss of thousands of jobs will not be a factor when the government decides whether to implement its proposed heavy cuts to solar power subsidies, according to the chairman of a solar trade body who met energy secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday
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2015-09-04 11:50:49
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Friends of the Earth says cuts to feed-in tariff payments for people with solar panels could stop more than 1GW of solar power being installed each yearGovernment plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.
Ministers have announced proposals to cut the amount paid for domestic solar arrays from 12
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2015-09-03 10:58:42